“Flutopia” To Offer Music for Multiple Flutes at Smith and Amherst Feb. 10 and 18
Director of Media Relations
AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College and Smith College Music Departments will present “Flutopia,” music for multiple flutes, on Saturday, Feb 10 at 8 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall at Smith and again on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
The flutists will be Adrianne Greenbaum, who teaches at Mt. Holyoke College, Christopher Krueger, who teaches at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Ellen Redman and William Wittig, who both teach at Smith.
Soprano Melinda Spratlan will sing in the world premiere of “Mayflies.” Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lewis Spratlan, who teaches at Amherst, based this new work for four flutes and soprano on the poems in Mayflies (2000) by Richard Wilbur, a 1942 graduate of the college.
The program will also offer music by contemporary Italian composer Luciano Berio, Charles Koechlin (1867-1950), Harold Meltzer, a former student of Spratlan’s who graduated from Amherst in 1988, and flutist Adrianne Greenbaum herself.